Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <email@example.com>
Date: 09/24/1997 12:49:43
In article <199709241515.IAA09045@ns.feral.com>,
Matthew Jacob <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I wouldn't persuade anyone. I'd put it in one of the rc scripts.
> You install NetBSD, it will try and send some email back to netbsd.org.
> Why would that be difficult for anyone?
Aside from the "sending mail without the user's permission" issue:
- How do you know *when* to send mail? How do you know when the
installer or admin will get around to setting up sendmail right?
- How do you know what hardware NetBSD is running on? A lot of that you
can get from dmesg, but a lot you can't. For example on the i386
port, how do you know what motherboard they're using? That's